Spoilers: How Much is Too Much?
Warning: This is a spoilerific look at the most anticipated upcoming movies. Read on at your own risk!
How pre-spoiled is it? 10. It’s based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave GIbbons that anyone can read. The production has been releasing tons of official “production diaries” designed to convince everyone that it’s very close to the original.
How much do people care? 10. Fanboys are falling over themselves, and hollywood has been kind to comic book movies so far this year.
How pre-spoiled is it? 8. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that a veteran Trek actor will be in this movie. Nor is it much of a secret that it features Kirk, Spock and the others as youngsters, getting their space legs in Starfleet, so it’s not much of a spoiler to assume that Kirk ends up being captain of the Enterprise.
How much do people care? 10. Star Trek + J.J. Abrams = Sure fire hit.
How pre-spoiled is it? 8. It’s another movie based on a comic book that anyone can read – director Frank Miller will stick pretty close to the source material, so go figure..
How much do people care? 6. Frank Miller still has a huge geek following so it could be bigger than Sin City.
The Dark Knight
How pre-spoiled is it? 7. Again it’s based on comics, so you’ll probably know what happens to Harvey Dent. The official production has put out literally 100 clips, trailers and TV spots that dole out tons of key plot points, but the last third of the movie remains a mystery.
How much do people care? 10. Probably the single most anticipated movie of the year. You’d better care about this one.
The Day The Earth Stood Still
How pre-spoiled is it? 7. It’s a re-make of a 1951 movie, but it may be based more closely on the short story that inspired the movie than the movie itself..
How much do people care? 3. It’s Keanu Reeves in yet another remake.
How pre-spoiled is it? 6. Another re-make that is looking like a road-trip sequel to Crank.
How much do people care? 5. I’m sitting on the fence with this one, I mean its got cars and explosions and Jason Statham going for it, but it doesn’t look like it will set the world on fire.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
How pre-spoiled is it? 6. We know Anakin and Obi-Wan can’t die during this movie that explores what happens between Episodes II and III of the Star Wars prequels. Anybody who pops up for a split second in Episode III is safe.
How much do people care? 3. George might have re-defined the blockbuster movie with Star Wars, but he should have really handed the reigns over to Peter Jackson for the prequels. And it’s animated with funny looking characters.
How pre-spoiled is it? 2. The first trailer is coming out soon, maybe with The Dark Knight. It seems likely that you’ll be expected to know that John Connor is in it as a grown-up, and it’s after the apocalypse, and he’s fighting Skynet.
How much do people care? 9. It might be ‘yet another Terminator film’, but it’s got Christian Bale, and that means it’s gonna rock. Trust me.
X-Files: I Want To Believe
How pre-spoiled is it? 2. Not very. There are trailers that let you know Billy Connolly is a nutty guy who runs through the ice and digs for stuff.
How much do people care? 6. Does any one really remember the X-Files?